Brent Weedman Not Happy With His Recent Performances
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.17.2013
He's working harder...
In an interview with MMA Junkie. Brent Weedman (21-8-1 MMA, 7-3 BMMA) said that he's been disappointed with his recent performances, even in fights that he won. He will next fight Justin Baesman (14-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at Bellator 100. The two will fight on the main card, which airs on Spike TV, from the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
On being frustrated with his last fight: "What was so frustrating about my last fight which I'm proud of, because beating Marius Zaromskis is a big deal but I was disappointed because I broke my hand in my first round. I couldn't finish him, and I'm tired of just winning. That was a win and that's great, but I'm tired of just winning. I want people to have their hair blown back and be entertained and excited when I fight. I had almost 20 finishes in a row before I came to Bellator, and I've had some real wars, but I'm not putting guys away like I did when I was coming up. We need to get the people excited about Brent Weedman again."
On being known for more than being a tough fighter: "You can ask every opponent I've ever had, even the ones who beat me they know they've been in a fight. I'm trying to return to that guy. I can't even describe what breaking my hand against Zaromskis did to me. It made me so much grittier and more passionate because there was no release after all that build up. I'm ready to step out there and show everybody, and make them say 'wow.' And I just and I say this in quotes I 'just' went out there and got an extremely, 100-percent-dominant victory over a legitimate welterweight in Zaromskis. I'm still pleased at getting the win, but there was no satisfaction in that victory like I expected."
On his hopes to win the welterweight tournament in his fifth try:
"I'll never say 'the stars have aligned' because this is all the hard work, all the sweat and the really boring s--t I've done over the last 8 months, too, but mostly the things I've done to become a better martial artist and improve in the most finite ways. I've really been working on my mental game too, and I feel like I've shown less than 10 percent of what I'm capable of. My coaches and trainers are always saying, 'Look what you just did go do that in the cage. Go do that on television and show these people who you are.' And that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to show everybody what I meant to show back in January."